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to have stopped. u.s. president barack obama welcomed the news but warned this is not a permanent solution and an enormous cleanup still lies ahead. >> the undersea flow has been stopped for now. after almost three months, there is no sign of oil leaking out. tests are still under way, but hopes are rising the new metal cap can contain the massive pressure and put an end to the worst spill in u.s. history. >> we will do lots of analysis to make sure it looks like everything is as it should be. i think it is going to be several more days. we need to be cautious right now. it is a great site, but it is far from the finish line. >> president obama warned the cap is not a permanent solution. >> even if a shut-in is not possible, this new cap and the additional equipment being placed in the gulf will be able to contain up to 80,000 barrels per day, which should allow us to capture nearly all the will until the well is killed. >> even if the cap does hold, it is a temporary solution. bp has to seal off the lead permanently, and that will not happen until relief wells are complete in august. mill
>>> it's friday, july 16th in tokyo. you're watching nhk world. and this is "newsline." >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will visit south korea and vietnam next week to coordinate with u.s. allies over the sinking of a south korean warship blamed on north korea. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell told reporters that clinton will leave on monday and visit the two countries after attending an aid conference in afghanistan. in announcing clinton's tour, campbell urged north korea to take concrete action toward abandoning its nuclear program. >> the united states and south korea have always maintained, and our position is clear, that we are prepared under the right circumstances to sit down in a dialogue with north korea. >> in seoul clinton is scheduled to attend a meeting with the foreign and defense ministers of south korea, along with u.s. defense secretary robert gates. she'll then head to vietnam to take part in the asean regional forum, a framework for discussing security issues affecting the asia pacific. campbell also said clinton will meet with japanese
the united states. he's also attacking u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> we've almost called venus the forest gufrp of the jihad in the sense that he seemed to find this way to get himself involved in operations or attacks that seem way beyond a 20-some-odd convert from long island should be involved in. >> an american so radical iezed, so dangerous, he's willing to help al qaeda plot bombings that could kill his own friends and even his own family on long island. >> in a conventional war you have companies, you have divisions, you have brigades, you have battalions. in this war, every single person counts. every sickle person that goes over there like him is somebody we can't miss. >> but the tables could be turning on al qaeda. their one-time secret weapon could be spilling their secrets. family, friends, and intelligence officials are left wondering why and how did bryant turn into a terrorist. who convinced him to wage jihad against his neighbors? my search for answers begins about an hour's drive from new york city where bryant kneel venus was born to the suburbs of long island where his
by south korea and the u.s. in the sea of japan and the yellow sea. >>> a strong typhoon is approaching southern china. this follows tropical storm conson that hit just last week. we now go to saki ochi from the weather desk with the latest information. >> we have been keeping an eye on the storm system. it's been gradually strengthening in the past 24 hours. it's now a strong typhoon with wind speeds well over 120 kilometers per hour and gusts much, much stronger. right now hainan island, parts of guangdong province already feeling the effects of those strong winds, and they will likely get stronger as the core of the system approaches in the next couple of hours. after that it is expected to head in toward northern vietnam. so all this area will be looking at those winds to get stronger. and of course there will be the rain. plenty of moisture associated with this system. heavy rains have been starting to fall across hainan island and parts of coastal china. that will then head in toward the hanoi region of northern vietnam. so really, a lot more rains to fall in the next couple of da
sponsored by wpbt >> susie: good evening, everyone. the u.s. financial markets were closed to mark independence day. so tonight we'll take a break from our usual reporting to take a look at the state of the economy and the markets at the year's half-way point. >> tom: susie, it's often said that the financial markets hate uncertainty and over the past six months, there was plenty of uncertainty about where the economy was headed. there was even some talk about the possibility of a double-dip recession. >> susie: and as midwest bureau chief diane eastabrook reports, the lack of clear economic signals made it hard for many businesses to plan ahead: >> reporter: kidsnips gives a lot of haircuts. it's a business that operates nine hair styling salons in the chicago area, catering mostly to children. but last year, kidsnips took a haircut itself-- a financial one that is. when the u.s. economy blew up, kidnsips' business did, too. owners kim stolz and jill gordon say cash-strapped customers got fewer haircuts. they bought even fewer of the toys and games kidsnips also sells. this year b
clinton announces a new u.s. sanctions against north korea. german chancellor angela merkel defends her government pause performance amid slumping approval ratings. and astronomers find a massive star, 10 million times brighter than the sun. >>> the united states says it is imposing new sanctions on north korea to try to discourage it from behaving provocatively. u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton announced the talks after talks with south korean leaders in seoul, following p'yongyang's alleged sinking of a naval vessel in march. it targets luxury items, and the sale or purchase of arms. . >> hillary clinton and robert gates in the demilitarized zone. it is a symbolic visit, one of a number of visits to show support for the south following the alleged attack on the south korean warship. gates used the opportunity to point out problems in the north. >> it is stunning how little has changed, and yet how much south korea has continued to grow. the north, by contrast, is in isolation. >> north korea's nuclear program is another stumbling block in its relationship with the outside world
. the u.s. government has condemned the leaking of tens of thousands of classified documents on the conflict in the afghanistan, saying it could threaten national security. they were published on the internet by wikileaks, which is an organization that specializes in publishing anonymous sensitive documents. >> there are reports from the from lines and have set on the afghan conflict. -- from the front lines and have sensitive information on the conflict. the leader of the taliban is a list of ordering attacks. the documents could be the tip of the iceberg. >> they do not include most reports from u.s. special forces. they do not include report by the cia. they do not include reports by other coalition bodies. but they do include the majority of regular u.s. army activity. >> the news out let that had access to the documents said that the u.s. special forces units had targets to be killed bin areas controlled by german troops. it insists it is not involved in targeted killings. >> the purpose of the list is to identify insurgents. our exports -- our special forces with of the
foreign minister katsuya okada and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton were among the participants. >> the transition process is too important to push off indefinitely. >> the escalation in attacks by taliban insurgents has led to sharp rises in casualties and war costs on the part of the supporting nations. these countries hope to promote the training of afghan forces and police officers for a gradual transfer of security responsibilities to pave the way for withdrawal of the international forces. but it's taking time to turn them into forces with high ethical standards and professionalism. corruption is widespread, even among police officers. some provide the taliban with weapons. countries supporting afghanistan are seeking exit strategies but they are bound to face an uphill battle. >>> the conference ended with an agreement to set a time limit for handing over security responsibilities to the afghan government, but it's still unclear if the transfer can be realized by the deadline. the u.s.-led coalition forces have fought the taliban for nine years. peace and stability would
to use the nuclear deterrent as the u.s. and south korea got ahead with military exercises. 84 european banks and passed the stress test oft. s center has urged the scottish government to reconsider the release of the lockerbie bombing. the british royal family hit the high seas for the holiday special. >> hello and welcome. north korea says it will use the nuclear deterrent in response to a joint u.s./south korea military exercises this weekend. according to officials, it is ready to launch in retaliation war. washington says the word games are a deterrent of north korean aggression. this weekend joint exercise is a response to the sinking of a south korea warship in march. >> this was a statement from the country's powerful national defence commission, reported by north korea's of fish a news agency. it repeated the denial of any involvement in the sinking of a south korean war ship in march. these exercises are taking place involving south korean and american ships. it is a response to the allegations that north korea sink the warship. the national defense commission spokesman went o
technology require a new level in the u.s.- israel cooperation. the rockets with better guidance system and greater range are spreading across the region. hamas has a substantial number of rockets in gaza. they all pose a serious danger. these and other threats to israel's civilian population are real and growing. they must be addressed. we are standing shoulder to shoulder with our israeli partners to do so. coming into my current job after eight years with senator clinton, i can attest to hurt deep sense of pride in being a strong voice for israel. i travel to israel with senator clinton in 2005. i join her on her first visit to israel as secretary of state in march of 2009. when it comes to the u.s.-israel relationship, the policy guidance secretary clinton has given me is no different from the guidance she gave me when i worked for her in the senate. in a recent speech, she asked me, coming from this experience of working with her, to make the management of our security relationship with israel preserving israel's military edge among my top priorities. the unique relationship betwee
on friday morning on investor jitters over the u.s. economic outlook. the nikkei 225 closed the morning session at 9,550 points, down 1.5%, or 146 ticks almost. sell orders dominated due to the strength of the yen, and on the weakness of new york shares. some electronics and automotive shares bucked the trend on the back of robust earnings reports. to currencies, on the tokyo foreign exchange the dollar is losing ground against the yen on friday morning. the greenback is currently changing hands at 86.47-51. investors took their cue from the dollar's overnight losses in other markets. contributing to the fall was the downgrade by the u.s. federal reserve of its economic assessment for some districts, dampening america's recovery outlook. concerns over ballooning u.s. fiscal deficits are also weighing down on the dollar. >>> and here's a look at the latest long-term interest rates. this is the yield on the benchmark ten-year japanese government bond. in other asian markets, hong kong's hang seng opened down 0.4%. it's currently down 0.2%, slightly recovered here. the shanghai key index f
, susie, on the labor market and housing. >> susie: u.s. secretary timothy geithner told the pbs newshour, it is important to remember the financial crisis cut very deep with millions of americans losing their jobs. >> tom: while geithner acknowledges we have an enormous whole to climb out, he says the economy is healing. he spoke about strong exports and increased business development. and the treasury secretary spoke with the "news hour"'s jim lehrer. >> if it is going so well, why does it feel like it isn't going so well. >> the scars of this recession were traumatic. people saw the value of their savings plummet. a terrible blow to basic confidence. you're still seeing lasting effect of that damage on business confidence and how people feel about their basic lives. people, understandably, feel a little cautious and tentative. we've seen a little concern about europe wash across the economy. no recoveries are even and steady. what you can say today with confidence is we're in a much stronger position today than we were 18 months ago. much stronger position to deal were you with were ou
at the u.s. justice department from 2000-2006. currently senior director for mississippi river and east coast center for rivers and deltas, part of the environmental defense fund, senior direct there are. and as we look at restoration, mr. harrison, what's the prescription from your area? if you don't quite know how bad it is yet, how are you going to get your head around how to restore things? what's your process going to be? guest: well, one of the things that people need to remember about the louisiana wetlands in particular and the gulf of mexico is that these are places where environmental damage has been happening for the past 80, 100 years. you can take the louisiana wetlands, for example, because we made some decisions on how we manage the mississippi river, the wetlands are actually the delta of the mississippi river. this is where the river comes down, it's draining 41% of the united states, it's eroding all that land and sediment. and it buills this land mass, where new orleans sits. it's where the fishing communities are. and it's an ongoing battle between the gulf of mexico
of the german marshall fund you'll be hearing from ellen. it is a network of 25 cities, 12 in the u.s., 13 in europe, and oakland is one of those cities, but i, of course, wearing my regional hat, have looked to expand what i have been learning through the network and the opportunities that present themselves to the network and to expand that. and where better to bring a cycling delegation than to the city of san francisco, a city very much on the verge of, i think, turning the tide in favor of cycling where there are 40-some-odd, 43-plus projects waiting in the wings for the environmental lawsuits to come to a close. so it is very exciting to have the opportunity for the delegation to come here, and i think the timely honkly, could not be -- honestly, could not be better. they have spent just over a day in the city of oakland doing a bit of a bike tour, meeting with elected officials there and a community open house last night where we had 80 folks turn out to listen to their talk. the other thing, obviously the public support and the public interest in this issue is alive and well and i
will be very narrow and it's not even clear if it will pass. >> u.s. timid point out many industries and economies want an economy-wide cap and trade system so they know there are certainties about the system. does that mean that under current law that the epa could step in and say we're going to regulate transportation? >> that is exactly what is happening already. the epa is moving to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. they just announced and finalize regulations covering greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. they have announced plans to go forward with regulations that would cover power plants. other industries. they're moving that direction. those regulations are likely to be more costly because the epa is not the expert on which technology is the best, they're just going to say you have to meet this emissions reduction and it will be much more expensive. >> could you want our viewers through what an energy-only bill looks like if they can't even do -- which it sells like it will be able to do -- cap and trade on utilities, if they can't do that, what does an energy-only bil
because the turks have been very upset with the u.s. policy toward iran. they see it as too confrontational. the problem is that the americans are not in an advice- taking mode. actually we're not very good at taking advice in general. we're actually used to giving advice. the idea that we should have partners in the middle east who have other ideas about how to approach the crises there. we should maybe adjust our policies according to what our friends in the neighborhood suggest. it's something we're just not ready for. and so senator kerry on the broadcast here recently said to me, you know, turkey speaks to and has resonance with the arab street today, number one. number two, they're in a contest for leadership in the arab world. >> you're absolutely right. i wouldn't say just the arab world but the whole middle east. turkey is now able to play a role that no other country can play. how did turkey get to this position? because it's only been ten years that turkey has been really active in the world. before that turkey was just the loyal faithful foot soldier of the u.s.
the u.s. and israel agree it's time for tas for -- face to face peace talks between israel hes and palestinians but several sticking points remain, including border security and israeli settlements. senior white house correspondent major garrett is reporting live on the north lawn. major, is it oversimplifying things to say this new phase of the obama-netanyahu relationship will be sealed with a photograph? >> reporter: it really isn't, jon. the last time prime minister netanyahu was at the white house there were no photographs, no press coverage of the meetings and that created the atmosphere that tph*epb yahoo and president obama did not agree on fundamental issues crucial to the u.s.-israeli relationship. both sides tried to paper over the differences but without any sort of publicly visual express of support, there was a moment for both countries to say wait a minute this relationship may be getting off track and what we had moments arc the israeli prime minister arriving precisely on time, driving from the blair house where he's saying to see president obama. we'll see the
about the apparent erosion of the cdu senior leadership. the of the u.s. government of a lot of other 24 hours of testing in the gulf of mexico after export -- experts detected more leaking around the record bp oil well. pressure readings are lower than expected, indicating crude oil could be seeping into the surrounding bedrock. monitors say they may have observed methane over the well head. b earlyp admin it some bubbles appeared near the site but it is optimistic the containment cap placed last thursday will hold. ireland is still facing a slow climb out of recession. >> exactly. troubled news about european economies. currency markets are taking it in stride. ireland's sovereign debt was downgraded by the rating agency moody's. it dropped the creditworthiness one notch to aa2. moody's said arlen boston national that continues to swell and economic growth over the next few years looks unlikely. >> banking and real-estate retention of ireland's growth before the economic crisis. but today the country is full of real-estate nobody wants or can afford. the state had to create a so- calle
reconnaissance aircraft and radars. on the eastern side of the korean peninsula, a u.s.-south korea naval drill began on sunday in the sea of japan following north korea's alleged sinking of the south's warship. north korea has denounced the move. china has expressed concern about the possibility of another u.s.-south korean military drill in the yellow sea in its vicinity, saying such a move would heighten tension. >>> north korea has denounced japan's participation in the u.s.-south korean joint military drills. north korea's committee for the peaceful reunification of korea issued a statement on tuesday. it says the united states and south korea are trying to form a military confederation triangle by winning japan over to their side. the statement also said that war flames would spread to the whole of northeast asia ignited by the three countries. four officers from the japanese maritime self-defense force are participating as observers in the four-day joint naval exercise from sunday near the korean peninsula. it's the first time that japanese self-defense force officers have taken part in
in government and corporations in china than in the u.s. right now. the trust issue is lurking in the background. is something we will look at it again this year. -- it is something we will look at again this year. we will be doing this in august with synthetic biology. we found no public support for a moratorium on research. the question always comes up about shutting the system down. we did find public support for self-regulation by industry. the idea that the industry will look after itself and everything will be fine, there's not much public belief that will happen. when we asked people specifically about building confidence, 80% of the responses converge around three answers. they want greater transparency and disclosure about the science. they want free market testing. there is a fear that we're taking technologies and pushing them into the market without doing diligence. the government is not doing it. the corporations are not doing it. they also like the idea of third-party testing. they bring up examples like consumers union corporation underwriters lab, people above the fray like the n
. the jury found he was stealing from the company. he found a way to discover that u.s. law has used against him was somewhat unconstitutional. irrepressible in the way they tried to come down the mountain. >> t outmanoeuvre the paper's owners. the telegraph became the centerpiece to the world's largest newspaper empire. but they are long gone now. >> his business success brought membership in the house of lords. >> the trusted conrad black. >> while some admire the achievements, others found them extravagant. saying that he was living a billionaires' lifestyle on a millionaire's salary. he spent the last two years in a florida jail. what now for conrad black? >> he has been vindicated and stays out of jail. those that have attacked him in this city should look out, conrad is back. >> for now he has been told that he must stay in the united states or forfeit bail. >> you are watching "bbc world news." rare access to secret kurdish guerrilla camp in iraq. telling the bbc that they could be willing. british astronomers say that they observe the biggest start detected anywhere in the universe,
in the u.s. house. >> military experts tell us that it could take up to 10 more years to achieve an acceptable outcome in afghanistan. we have already been there for nine years. i believe that it is too high of a price to take -- toay. for those that say we must pay it because we are going after al qaeda, afghanistan is where al qaeda used to beat off. today there are fewer than 100 al qaeda in afghanistan, which was confirmed last night -- last month by the cia chief. they have relocated to other countries and regions. i yield myself an addional minute. i have the utmost respect for our troops, who have done everything asked of them. but they are being let down by the inability of the government of afghanistan and in some instances, pakistan, to do their part. i would be willing to support additional war funding provided that congress would vote, up or down, explicitly on whether or not to continue this policy after a new national intelligence estimate is produced. absent that discipline, i cannot but my constituentsin the eye to say that this operation will hurt our enemies mor
illegal immigration. the u.s. justice department has, indeed, filed a lawsuit that challenges the state of arizona's tough new immigration law. the measure set to go into effect later this month. the law requires local police to question possible illegal immigrants and also makes it a crime for legal immigrants not to carry their documents. the obama administration argues federal law trumps the state law. the president himself called this plan misguided and one senior justice department official said today that allowing it opens the door for a patchwork of immigration laws across the country. we think that is untenable. but supporters say they need this law because they claim the feds haven't done enough to stop illegal immigration. the arizona governor jan brewer who signed this bill into law released a statement that reads, in part, today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds. these funds could be better used against the violent mexican cartels than the people of arizona. anita vogel on fox top story in our northwest newsroom. strong reaction from arizona law
it for you on "happening now". >>> first new evidence the largest u.s.-russia spy swap since the cold war appears to be in motion, a lawyer for one of the accused russian spies telling fox news talks are underway right now for a spy swap, the ten suspected russian secret agents, arrested last week, set to appear in courtrooms today, ig nowhere sutiagon is suspected of spying for the united states is no longer in a moscow prison but has been flown to vienna in what appears to be another step to be a deal to trade accused spies. our david lee miller is outside the federal courthouse in lower manhattan. i guess the big question, david, is there a swap and how close are we. >> reporter: it seems almost certain that there is a swap underway, and we are very close to that swap being completed, but there are still a number of obstacles, jon, that must be overcome. we cannot ignore the fact that igon sudiagon is in vienna, he had been in custody in russia, convicted of spying for the united states and the fact that he has now been released is a very significant step forward. we talked to his atto
this summer. >> lehrer: margaret warner talks to global post reporter jean mckinsey about u.s. efforts to build up local security forces in afghanistan. >> ifill: and geoffrey brown talks to artist chuck close and his biographer christopher finch about art and overcoming adversity. >> i have a great deal of difficulty recognizing faces. especially if i happen to... if i've just met somebody, it's hopeless. >> brown: you are known for portrays of faces. >> i was driven to make them. i'm absolutely positive. >> lehrer: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> lehrer: the stock market rallied for the first time in more than a week. the dow jones industrial average was up more than 170 points before dou
to 454,000. that's the lowest level since early may. late today, the u.s. treasury declined to label china a currency manipulator, citing that country's recent move to end the yuan's peg to the dollar. in a report to congress, treasury secretary geithner said what matters most is how far and how fast china's currency appreciates. meantime, interest rates are staying the same in the euro zone. the european central bank met today decided to join the bank of england in leaving its benchmark interest rate at an historic low. meanwhile, u.s. mortgage rates continue to drop-- the average rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage is at a record low 4.57%. and u.s. government scientists have made what could be a major breakthrough in the battle against h.i.v. they've discovered two human antibodies that can stop more than 90% of known global h.i.v. strains from infecting human cells in the laboratory. the breakthrough could be used to create improved vaccines and treat h.i.v. infections. >> susie: still ahead, the bond market's been on a tear recently. coming up, analysts weigh in on whether the run
blitzer takes us through the next hours. >>> rick, thanks very much. happening now, questions for u.s. troops about gays serving openly in the united states military. we have new information this hour about a brand new survey that could influence plans to repeal don't ask don't tell. >>> plus, some of the alleged russian spies now on the move amid reports that the u.s. may swap them for agents held by moscow. >>> and what could liberal democrat barney frank and libertarian conservative republican ron paul possibly agree on? find out when two of the most outspoken and provocative members of congress team up right here. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> up first, a key step toward allowing gays to serve openly in the united states military. today the pentagon began sending out a formal survey to all u.s. troops about plans to repeal the don't ask don't tell policy. let's bring in our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. she is working this story. it's only a matter of time, barbara, until gays are allowed to serve openly according to the president but this is an imp
's secure the border first -- basically the u.s.-mexican border, and then we will get to the other issues. what does it mean to secure the border and how will they recognize when that time arrives? >> ok. good question. one you want to tackle? [laughter] >> we may not have emphasized it as much because we were going to quickly. comprehensive reform we tested exclusively, cracking down on employers. it is very popular. as popular as border security. real people have that line in their heads. they like it for two reasons. they believe if the jobs are not the lawyer, -- lure, people will not be coming. they also believe these people are not just recruiting immigrants workers because they work hard or have skills they need, but because they can pay lower wages and a whole bunch of other goals that people think do not observe wage standards, etc. the public has a very strong narrative. they also believe that you put lawful employers at a disadvantage and that is not right. that is in their very, very strongly. we may have read over that too quickly. in terms of the congress, i think you would
undercover russian agents and would it could many for u.s.- russia relateses. later john hall discusses how florida is dealing with a $6 billion budget shortfall. wurenl is next. dd >> on this fourth of july weekend there is a 9.5% unemployment rate members of congress are returning home to. one headline says this will be big electoral implications for members of congress. and as far as budgets go, lots of towns around the country not doing fireworks this weekend. antioch, california, louisville, jersey city. they say they just don't have enough money to celebrate with fireworks this independence day. general david petraeus takes over in afghanistan officially tomorrow at a ceremony and the head of the republican national committee michael steele back here in the u.s. is backtracking after some remarks he made about afghanistan. both parties are after him this morning and we want to ask you this question -- should michael steele of the r.n.c. resign? some are suggesting that openly. here are the numbers. this michael steele story is all over the place this morning. "washington
reforms in the u.s., congress passes the president's plans for tough new regulation of the banking industry. stopped at last, the oil leaking into the gulf seems to have stopped since bp began testing its cap on the leaking under seawell. the bed and kinds of its regulations dealing with the abuse of children by priests. welcome to bbc world news, a broadcast to our viewers on pbs in america and around the globe. coming up later for you, a special report from jerusalem. we reveal how israeli activists are offering a large sums of money is to palestinians for private property. and are the back for good? this time, robin williams is with them. take that is performing. ♪ >> hello. some call it the most profound overhaul of american financial regulation since the great depression. after many hurdles and much tussling, the financial regulation bill will finally become law. in a narrow vote, the u.s. senate has passed a bill to president obama first proposed the reforms more than a year ago and said he wants to sign it into law next week. going to our new york bureau now. this has been
in u.s. military spending. they write this in a joint article. "we may not agree on what to do with the estimated $1 trillion in savings, but we do agree that nothing -- we do agree that nothing either of us cares diply about will be possible if we do not begin to face this issue now." representatives frank and paul are joining us together from their respective states. congressman, thanks very much for coming in. how did you guys team up to call for this massive cut in u.s. military spending? congressman paul? >> well, the two of us have talked about this over the years. barne was motivated to come to me and ask me about this, about setting up a commission to do the study. set out a program. and it's not going to happen tomorrow. it's a ten-year program. he asked me if i'd be interested in doing a little bit more work. i obviously agreed to do that. i've almost looking for an opportunity to bring progressive democrats together with conse e conservative libertarian types because there are places where we can agree. >> let's talk about the specifics you have in mind. congressman
bombing, former justice secretary jack straw considers testifying before the u.s. senate. power of the drones. taliban admits u.s. attacks are disrupting their activities. hello, welcome to "gmt." i'm david eades. tropical storm bonnie has been blazing a trail through the caribbean and is headed toward the gulf of mexico. that of course puts the bp oil spill operation directly in the line of sight. at the u.s. government ordered dozens of ships to leave the area, raising the prospects of a further delay in plugging the well once and for all. incident commander said the well would remain capped while the ships to move out, but work on a relief well may be delayed for up to two weeks. >> the churning winds and rain squalls accompanying tropical storm bonnie have already been a new worry for the people of haiti still struggling to recover from the catastrophic earthquake in january. the biggest concern here is for those still without adequate shelter six months on. in the bahamas, two signs of the winds gathering strength with forecasters predicting that this year's hurricane seaso
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